Andy Goes Fishing

Talking to other people about faith is a scary thought. The fear of rejection and damaged relationships often keeps us silent on issues of faith and our deepest held beliefs about God. Join us for part two of “Go Fish!” where we see how two of Jesus’ lesser-known disciples boldly shared their new found faith in Jesus and those acts of courage changed the course of eternity.

One of the two who heard John speak and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother. He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, “We have found the Messiah” (which means Christ). He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter).

The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.” Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the city of Andrew and Peter. Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” Jesus saw Nathanael coming toward him and said of him, “Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no deceit!” Nathanael said to him, “How do you know me?” Jesus answered him, “Before Philip called you, when you were under the fig tree, I saw you.” Nathanael answered him, “Rabbi, you are the Son of God! You are the King of Israel!”

John 1:40-49 (ESV)

Principles (KNOW THEM):

  • Never underestimate the power of a simple personal invitation.

Practices (DO THEM):

Listen for the three “nots”:

  • “I’m not going to church.”
  • “It was something I was not expecting.”
  • “Things are just not going well.”

Daily Readings:

Monday: John 1
Tuesday: Acts 3
Wednesday: 2 Timothy 2
Thursday: 1 Peter 3
Friday: 2 Peter 3
Saturday: Ezekiel 33
Sunday: Ezekiel 34

Suggested Resources:

Books:

Reunion, Bruxy Cavey
Share Jesus without Fear, William Fay
Workplace Grace, Bill Peel

Check out these videos on this topic:

The Drop Box, 2015 documentary about Lee Jong-rak
Facing Darkness, 2017 film about the 2014 Ebola outbreak

Sermon series on ssbc.org:

30 Words (2018)
Beautiful Feet (2014)